Thursday, February 22, 2007

as requested....

"Somewhat Odd Yet Very Tasty Couscous"
(suitable for vegetarians, takes about 20 minutes)

Ingredients (as best as I can remember):

3 Tablespoons olive oil
8-12 scallions chopped into bits
4-6 garlic cloves (pressed)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 pinches of cayenne pepper
4 cups hot vegetable stock
1 container of firm tofu, smashed
1 bag of frozen peas
2 cups quick-cooking couscous (preferably green colored for purely aesthetic reasons)
2 Tablespoons butter
1 bag dried apricots, sliced into bits
1/2 - 1 cup of shelled pistachios
salt and pepper to tast


1. heat olive oil in a large saucepan and add scallions, garlic and spices. Saute on medium heat for about 4 minutes. Don't forget to stir

2. add the hot vegetable stock and the tofu. cook for another 4 minutes

3. stir in the peas, the apricots, and the pistachios. cook for another minute or two

4. add the couscous and butter and cover the pan. remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes

5. stir the couscous mixture with a fork to fluff it up a bit then serve with a smile. Can be used as a side dish or an entree.



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